Exhibitions, Conferences, Announcements

Exhibitions, Conferences, Announcements © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/107992609X12529052519556 Religion and the Arts 13 (2009) 637–642 brill.nl/rart RELIGION and the ARTS Exhibitions, Conferences, Announcements Exhibitions Falnama: Th e Book of Omens 24 October 2009–24 January 2010, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washing- ton, DC. Whether by consulting the position of the planets, casting horoscopes, or interpreting dreams, the art of divination was widely practiced throughout the Islamic world. Th e most splendid tools ever devised to foretell the future were illustrated texts known as the Falnama (Book of Omens). Notable for their monumental size, brilliantly painted compositions, and unusual subject matter, the manuscripts, created in Safavid Iran and Otto- man Turkey in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, are the cen- terpieces of Falnama: Th e Book of Omens . Th is is the fi rst exhibition devoted to these extraordinary manuscripts. It sheds new light on their artistic, cultural, and religious signifi cance. William Blake’s World: “A New Heaven Is Begun” 11 September 2009–24 January 2010, Th e Morgan Library and Museum, New York City. Th is exhibition, drawn from the Morgan’s extensive holdings, is the fi rst devoted to the breadth of William Blake (1757–1827) and his accomplish- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Religion and the Arts Brill

Exhibitions, Conferences, Announcements

Religion and the Arts, Volume 13 (4): 637 – Jan 1, 2009

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© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1079-9265
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10.1163/107992609X12529052519556
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/107992609X12529052519556 Religion and the Arts 13 (2009) 637–642 brill.nl/rart RELIGION and the ARTS Exhibitions, Conferences, Announcements Exhibitions Falnama: Th e Book of Omens 24 October 2009–24 January 2010, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washing- ton, DC. Whether by consulting the position of the planets, casting horoscopes, or interpreting dreams, the art of divination was widely practiced throughout the Islamic world. Th e most splendid tools ever devised to foretell the future were illustrated texts known as the Falnama (Book of Omens). Notable for their monumental size, brilliantly painted compositions, and unusual subject matter, the manuscripts, created in Safavid Iran and Otto- man Turkey in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, are the cen- terpieces of Falnama: Th e Book of Omens . Th is is the fi rst exhibition devoted to these extraordinary manuscripts. It sheds new light on their artistic, cultural, and religious signifi cance. William Blake’s World: “A New Heaven Is Begun” 11 September 2009–24 January 2010, Th e Morgan Library and Museum, New York City. Th is exhibition, drawn from the Morgan’s extensive holdings, is the fi rst devoted to the breadth of William Blake (1757–1827) and his accomplish-

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